Instagram Takeover | Nick Walsh

first_imgThis month’s Instagram Takeover features Georgia-based outdoor adventurer and photographer Nick Walsh, known on Instagram at @_shootnick_. Originally from West Virginia, Nick credits his love of outdoor photography to time spent in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. When he’s not summiting Appalachian peaks in search of the next best shot, he can be found shredding waves in the Outter Banks.Check out a sampling of Nick’s work below, follow him on Instagram, and get inside his head with our exclusive Q & A located at the bottom of this post.rsz_whenitwaswarm“Last spring up top Grandfather Mountain looking South by Southwest.”Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 9.12.30 AM“Cold mornings in the high lonesome.”SunriseSiler“Early to rise with Wayah Bald in view courtesy of our campsite on Siler Bald, just South on the AT.”Strawberries“Taking photos in this part of the world almost feels like cheating….Pre-dawn and ready to hit the trail from Nantahala Country near Wayah Bald.”rsz_eon“Looking west after a great day on the trail near Wesser, NC. This day made the ridge lines seem to go on for eternity.. as close to perfection as I can recall.”rsz_dingomohn“Never under estimate the value of a travel partner like this. Best friends aren’t easy to come by and this one and I can always count on each other. Southern AT country.”916055_1705577676344014_1500455701_n“New year’s resolution: more of this. Dex and Tiger high above in 2016.”[divider]More from Nick[/divider]BRO: What is your current home base and where are you from originally?NW: My wife, Caroline, and I live in Buford, GA, but I grew up in Charleston, West Virginia.BRO: Outside of photography, what is your favorite outdoor activity?NW: Surfing. I guess that might be kind of an odd response for a guy from WV with a serious mountain problem, but surfing is and has been a big part of my life for a long time. I love the Outer Banks.BRO: What’s your favorite town in the Blue Ridge Mountains?NW: Black Mountain. The vibe is right and its easy to get lost around there- I dig that.BRO: How did you get into photography?NW: I really got into shooting when I sort of re-discovered the mountains. When I moved back east I had the opportunity to get up in the hills and spend some solid time wandering around and finding places to play. That move definitely inspired me to want to capture my surroundings- kind of as an immersive experiment with my resolve as an outdoorsman.Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 11.39.29 AMBRO: How long have you been shooting?NW: Right around a year and a half.BRO: If you could only choose one area in this region to hike, explore, and photograph for the rest of your life what would it be?NW: Nantahala National Forest, for sure. It has it all: water, trees, mountains and mellow, little towns. I don’t think I’ve ever seen color like it is there.BRO: One piece of gear (minus your camera) you wouldn’t head into the woods without? NW: Definitely the Leatherman. I haven’t really gone a day without using it. It must be a sign..BRO: Favorite musician from the Southeast/Mid-Atlantic?NW: The Civil Wars. My wife turned me on to them a few years back and their sound resonated deep. Nashville counts, right?last_img read more

Nassau Cop Fatally Shoots Suspect in Great Neck

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nassau County police officer shot and killed a man who authorities said was brandishing a baseball bat following a road rage incident in Great Neck on Monday morning, officials said.When someone honked at him for being stopped at a stop sign at the corner of Maple Street and East Shore Road, the suspect got out of his vehicle and used the bat to smash the window a a van behind him at 10:30 a.m., police said. The suspect then walked up to a second vehicle behind the van and when the driver got out of that vehicle, the suspect hit the driver in the head with a bat, police said. Shortly later, an officer on patrol happened upon the confrontation.“The suspect moves aggressively toward the police officer with the bat,” said Det. Lt. Richard LeBrun, a police spokesman. “He deploys his Taser, the Taser fails to neutralize him. At this point he has to deploy his service weapon and strikes the individual in the torso area.”The suspect, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to a local hospital, where he died an hour later. The officer, who was on the job a month, was not injured.Treated for their injuries were the driver who was hit in the head and a second person that the suspect struck when the victim tried to help the officer.Police said no further details were available, citing the early stage of the investigation.last_img read more

Indonesia’s factory activity at record low as COVID-19 paralyzes business

first_imgThe headline PMI drop was roughly indicative of GDP growth slowing to an annual rate of 4.6 percent in March, IHS Markit economist head Bernard Aw wrote in the release.Read also: Consumers drawn to hygiene products, online fitness as pandemic spreadsManufacturing contributed around 19 percent of the country’s economic activity in last year’s fourth quarter, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data showed.”The survey underlines how the global pandemic has impacted the Indonesian economy so far, but the increasing likelihood of stricter measures means the downturn could worsen in the second quarter,” Bernard warned. The government has projected the country’s economy to grow at the lowest level since 1999 of 2.3 percent this year under the baseline scenario, or contract by 0.4 percent in the worst-case scenario as the pandemic stifles business activity.Official data showed that as of Monday afternoon more than 2,400 people were infected with COVID-19, with at least 200 fatalities.While it has yet to impose a lockdown, the government in mid-March called on citizens to stay at home to contain the coronavirus disease contagion, disrupting business activities and hitting people’s purchasing power as a sizeable proportion of the workforce was forced to take unpaid leave or was even laid off.Despite still reflecting optimism, the Consumer Confidence Index dropped to 113.8 in March, lower than 117.7 in the previous month, Bank Indonesia (BI) data showed. The survey revealed that consumers were concerned about the current and future economic situation as they worried about job availability.Read also: COVID-19 batters Indonesia’s loan growth to record lowThe automotive industry, for instance, has seen significant disruption. Car manufacturers PT Suzuki Indomobil Motor and PT Honda Prospect Motor have said they will halt their car productions in Indonesia for two weeks from April 13 to 24 in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia is limiting the number of its operating personnel and activities.”We have yet to stop production but we are also prepared for a shutdown scenario if necessary,” said Toyota corporate administration and external relations director Bob Azam, as quoted by Asset Sekuritas Indonesia analysts wrote on April 2 that they expected manufacturing activities to decline further in April and May. This was because the COVID-19 outbreak in other parts of the world was unlikely to be resolved by the end of April and Indonesia was likely to announce a significant jump in the number of new COVID-19 cases.The upcoming prolonged holidays will further increase pressure on manufacturing activities, the analysts said. The recent significant depreciation of the rupiah would also deter companies from boosting production as they had limited capacity to charge higher selling prices.”Going forward, we expect manufacturing activities to remain under pressure,” they noted.Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) vice chairman for industrial affairs Johnny Darmawan told The Jakarta Post on Friday that social distancing and work-from-home initiatives had slowed down factory activities, equally hitting all manufacturing sub-sectors except for small-scale sectors that are involved in producing protective gear and masks.He added that manufacturing activities would fare even worse in April as Jokowi had declared a public health emergency and large-scale social restrictions on March 31 to prevent the COVID-19 spread.”Raw materials are also starting to deplete. So, what else can we hope for? Production will automatically drop. Maybe April will be our bottom,” he said.Read also: Avoiding quarantine will inflict greater economic harm, says surveyIndustry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasamita acknowledged in a press statement on Thursday that several manufacturing sectors were enduring production drops of nearly 50 percent, except for those related to medicines and medical equipment.He said his ministry would be proposing various fiscal and nonfiscal stimulus measures to anticipate the negative impact of worldwide lockdowns on the local and global market. The measures would also aim to ease raw material imports and reduce both corporate and personal income taxes.”China is able to create opportunities under the current crisis. If China’s economy improves, it will affect us too. Therefore, we also have to be able to create new opportunities in facing current difficulties,” Agus said.Topics : Indonesian manufacturing output fell off a cliff in March as the government imposed stricter measures to contain the COVID-19, a survey has showed. IHS Markit announced on April 1 that Indonesia’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), the gauge for manufacturing activities, slumped to 45.3, the worst in the survey’s nine-year history. An index reading above 50 reflects an expansion, while a value below 50 indicates a contraction.”Under stricter antivirus measures, demand weakened sharply at the end of the first quarter. New business inflows fell at the fastest rate in the series history, dragged down by a plunge in export sales,” the survey statement reads. “At the same time, factory shutdowns led to a marked drop in production, with output also falling at a survey record rate.”last_img read more

Broward Home Invader Struggles with Woman Before Fleeing

first_imgPhoto courtesy: Coral Springs Police Department Detectives have identified the suspect as 23-year-old Bailewa Davis. It is unknown whether he got away with anything of value. The doorbell security camera recorded Davis on video. He is described as being about 5-foot-8, with dreadlocks and a goatee. In addition, he was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. Investigators are asking anyone who knows Davis’ whereabouts, or who has information about the break-in, to call Detective Frank Randazzo at (954) 346-1262 or email [email protected]center_img They say Davis got in about 9 p.m. Monday, when a woman answered the door of the house in the 8400 block of Northwest 27th Drive in Coral Springs. The two struggled and the suspect ran east on Northwest 27th Street headed towards Riverside Drive, according to police. Anonymous tips can be given to Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477 and online at Police are searching for a home invader who allegedly knocked at the door of a Broward home and forced his way inside, only to have the senior resident fight back.last_img read more